Cambodia: 11 nations attend NPMEC demining training course

The National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance (NPMEC) has launched the ASEAN and Regional Mine Clearance and Minefield Technical Training for UN peacekeeping missions which saw the participation of 11 countries. General Sem Sovanny, Read More …

The Government of Italy continues its support to explosive hazards management activities in Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 1,000,000 (approximately USD 999,500) from the Government of Italy, which will support life-saving mine action activities in Iraq. Activities will include delivering sustainable and efficient explosive hazard Read More …

Cambodia celebrates 30 years of progress towards landmine-free goal

This year’s 30th anniversary of mine action in Cambodia is being observed in the capital with exhibitions and displays memorialising the Kingdom’s long fight against landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). The event, held from November 21-22 at Koh Read More …

France Renews its Commitment to Protecting Civilians Impacted by Explosive Ordnance in Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes the contribution of EUR 500,000 (approximately USD 495,370) from the Government of France, which will support the Government of Iraq in its efforts to protect civilians impacted by the threat of explosive Read More …

Cambodia: $18M donated to demining drive

The Samdech Techo for Mine Action Project, which was established in early July, has so far received contributions of nearly $20 million from various philanthropists. The donors aim to join the government as it works to achieve its goal of Read More …

Belgium provides an additional EUR 1,000,000 for UNMAS activities in Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 1,000,000 (approximately USD 980K) from the Government of Belgium, which will support the Government of Iraq in protecting civilians impacted by the threat of explosive Read More …

Canada: Trudeau pledges $1 million for clearing landmines, cluster bombs in Cambodia and Laos

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has wrapped up his first stop of a tour in Southeast Asia by announcing nearly $1 million to help remove unexploded landmines and cluster bombs from the region. He made the $990,000 pledge at an event Read More …

Cambodia: UNESCAP to support national mine action policy

Ly Thuch, first vice-president of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), said the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) would support the body in formulating national policy on mine action and holding Read More …

Iraq: Demining agency clears minefields near Choman

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team of Mine Action Agency cleared some minefields in Choman city near the Iraqi-Iranian border on Nov. 9, according to the announcement of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The agency’s demining teams of DE1 and Mechanical in Read More …

Inside the painstaking search for five million decaying bombs in Cambodia

On a steep and slippery hillside beside a quiet village in Battambang province in north-west Cambodia, a small team is hard at work clearing land mines from conflicts decades ago. It is an arduous and painstaking task, with de-miners using Read More …